Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has been officially named to Team USA's roster for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. Irving is one of three point guards on the roster and one of 12 members overall. USA Basketball announced the official roster in two tweets early Saturday morning.
Irving just finished his third season with the Cavaliers. For his career, he has averages of 20.7 points per game, 5.8 assists and a shooting percentage of 44.7 percent. He is also a two-time All-Star and was the MVP of last year's All-Star game in New Orleans. Irving signed a five-year, $90 million dollar extension this summer that will kick in after the upcoming season.
While Irving is likely to see significant playing time in Spain, it is not clear if he or Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose will start at point guard. What works in Irving's favor is that Rose is still working his way back from knee surgery and that Irving played for Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski in his lone season at Duke.
The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup takes place from August 30 to September 14 in Spain. Team USA, as usual, is among the favorites to win the tournament. The team that wins the tournament receives an automatic bid to the 2016 Olympics in Brazil.